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Balance Rock Inn

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21 Albert Meadows, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shaker Heights, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I just returned from a wonderful 4 nights at The Balance Rock Inn. Great location that's close to town, but quiet, Incredible views from the verandah and pool. Our room was very comfortable and private. We really couldn't have had a nicer time here!

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the glowing review. We want all our guests to have a relaxing time at the BRI! We hope to see you soon. More 

Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great stay overall , perfect location , Quiet but close to downtown Bar Harbor , Friendly staff , Greg and Harry(bartenders/wait staff) were engaging and attentive . Edwin the Bellhop was our greeter very friendly and helpful. Breakfast Buffet was also very good fresh fruit and hot entree's that you can bring out to the pool , Talk about a... More 

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Aaron M, Owner at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your shared experience with other travelers. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and found the location wonderful and staff attentive! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A wonderful place to stay! Amazing views and excellent service! Our room did not have a coffee pot so we asked for one and they brought it with all the fixings right away. Everyone who was employed there was professional, kind and courteous. We reserved the room with the captains chairs on the private deck but unfortunately the weather was... More 

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Aaron M, Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

We think we're charming too! Thank you for sharing...we look forward to your return. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have been to other hotels in Bar Harbor, but none really compare to all of the pluses of the Balance Rock inn. Wonderful location, friendly staff and an excellent dining room for both the complimentary breakfast and a relaxing romantic dinner.. Our room was a bit tired, but clean, with lovely linens.

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Thank you for your review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you return! More 

Mass.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our 4 day getaway here at the Balance Rock Inn. The service and ambience just fantastic. It is a quick walk downtown where you will find shops and restaurants. Located on the ocean with a walkway that is so perfect for a morning stroll before the delicious breakfast awaiting when you return. They gave us champagne, chocolates and... More 

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Aaron M, Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing Mr. & Mrs. Grenier...it was a pleasure having you return. We hope to see you for your next anniversary! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed in the room with the dry sauna and jacuzzi. Great views out over the bay. There was a wood burning fireplace-- very romantic, lovely places indoors and out, comfortable bed and bedding-- highly recommended! You have to climb stairs to get to most rooms. It is definitely a bed and breakfast feel.

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We're happy you enjoyed your time with us at the Balance Rock. Thank you for sharing with other travelers! More 

New Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lovely setting right on the ocean, an easy walk to town. We had breakfast every morning by the pool, overlooking the harbor, it was terrific. We also had dinner in the restaurant and it was excellent, finished our bottle of wine by the fire beside the pool as the sun set. We chose the hotel because of its closeness to... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with other travelers. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! More 

Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is our second stay at the Balance Rock but it had been over 12 years since returning to Bar Harbor. We recently stayed for 4 nights - family of 4 with children 13 and 22. The Inn was as charming as ever - an old mansion converted into a large B&B but really more of a boutique hotel. The... More 

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Aaron M, Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad you came back to the Balance Rock! It was a pleasure having your family. We 're glad you enjoyed the Old World charm of the Inn. We have hope to be your family vacation destination for years to come! More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We stayed four nights. Great location. First night (and, oddly, one other night) there was a door man/bell man (very nice). Got to our room--in the main inn--and found the furnishings and interior pretty worn and needing updating. Wall-to-wall carpeting (eew) and peeling paint and wallpaper. The ice bucket and water glasses tray were on the luggage wrack because there... More 

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Aaron M, Manager at Balance Rock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your expressed concerns during your time with the Balance Rock. We appreciate all input given so we can make guest experiences that much better! We hope you to see you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I can not say enough good things about this place. My husband and I first discovered it in 2008, and were married on their back lawn in 2009. We have come here every year since, and are always blown away by the improvements and amazing customer service. The location itself, on the Shore Path overlooking the islands of Frenchmen's Bay,... More 

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It's always a pleasure having you! We're so happy that we can provide a wonderful escape year after year. See you next year! More 

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